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Daily Digest – June 21. Judge Dismisses Allegations Agency Violated FDCPA By Using Local Area Code; Newly Overhauled Version of Anti-Robocall Bill Introduced

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JUDGE DISMISSES ALLEGATIONS AGENCY VIOLATED FDCPA BY USING LOCAL AREA CODE WHEN MAKING COLLECTION CALLS

  • A District Court judge has ruled that using a local area code when attempting to contact an individual is not deceptive conduct under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and dismissed one of the counts against a collection agency.

NEWLY OVERHAULED AND BIPARTISAN VERSION OF ANTI-ROBOCALL BILL INTRODUCED IN HOUSE

  • Have you ever watched a movie or a TV show where a bunch of people have to get through a maze and the first one to get to the end wins? That sort of describes how Congress is handling its attack on robocalls; a lot of different people moving in multiple directions and the first one that gets out, wins.

ONE-IN-SIX ER VISITS LEADS TO SURPRISE MEDICAL BILL, STUDY REVEALS

  • About one out of every six emergency room visits leads to an individual receiving a surprise medical bill for out-of-network coverage, according to a study released yesterday by the Kaiser Family Foundation. As well, 67% of individuals are worried about being able to afford paying a surprise medical bill, according to the study.

SUPREME COURT PUNTS ON TCPA CASE, SAYING IT NEEDS MORE INFORMATION

  • The Supreme Court yesterday decided it could not decide whether courts should be required to accept and follow the legal interpretations and orders put forth by federal agencies, remanding the case back to the Appellate Court level to answer two “preliminary” questions before it could issue its ruling.

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